Wednesday, April 18, 2012

upcoming literary movies

There are so many literary-themed films coming out soon! 

I just found out about "Hemingway and Gellhorn" today, which will premiere on HBO next month (it's a TV movie, not a real movie). It stars Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman and is already getting Emmy-buzz:

Looks interesting. I really wish they'd made the Fitzgerald movie that was supposed to come out though. It was going to be called "The Beautiful and the Damned" but instead of following his novel's plot, it would tell the story of Scott and Zelda. It disappeared from IMDb only to reappear with a very vague page.

And the "On the Road" trailer's been out for a while now, but I thought I'd share it anyway:

I haven't read "On the Road" but I plan to soon, despite all the mixed opinions I've been hearing lately. When talking about the movie, a girl in one of my classes named the book her all-time favorite. Then a few days later, I saw an article where authors named the books they were embarrassed to have once loved. And at least half of them named "On the Road!" :/

I've also heard it's a book for the young, so I'd better read it while I can still appreciate it.


  1. I didn't know about 'The Beautiful and the Damned'- I love the title...I nearly bought his book with the same title and I can't remember why I didn't! The Hemingway TV film looks really intriguing- I haven't seen Nicole Kidman in anything for ages! I will definitely need to watch that x

    1. It is a good title! The book's alright too. For a while there they even listed Leo DiCaprio and Keira Knightley as the stars! I'm not sure about Knightley as Zelda, but DiCaprio could have been good as Fitzgerald . . . Well, before he signed on to play Gatsby anyway. It'd be too weird if he played both!


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